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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (25 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715649248
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715649244
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.2 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 232,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Bright Continent will change your view of Africa. It's that simple A lively and enjoyable read --Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation

A book that bracingly lives up to its title An Africa we are all too unaccustomed to seeing comes vividly to life thanks to Olopades restless eye and keen curiosity --Howard French, author of A Continent for the Taking

A long overdue and much needed corrective to the dominant perception of Africa --Dinaw Mengestu, author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and All Our Names

About the Author

Dayo Olopade is a Nigerian-American journalist covering global politics and development policy. She has reported for the The New York Times, Daily Beast, Root, New Republic and many other publications. Dayo is currently a Knight Law and Media Scholar at Yale University.

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An impressive book with a great title, written with honesty and grit. I see it as the first modern book of its kind, informing how Africans are managing their day-to-day affairs with well-documented facts of using their own business acumen and intelligence that's working in the absence of Government-Aid. A real insight and interviews of Entrepreneurs and "Pro-Actives" using their own Master-plan, which the author has coined "Kanju" method of business.
This Book cuts-through the negative Perception continuously churned-out by the Western media.
This book should be an Exemplar of the real modern Africa.
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